A woman brings her parakeet to the vet. The bird is stiff and lifeless. “I’m sorry miss, but this parakeet is dead”
“How can you know so quickly?” she replies, “Is there a better way so that you can be absolutely certain?”
The vet whistles and a black Labrador walks into the room. The Lab sniffs the parakeet, then looks at the vet with sad eyes and shakes his head.
“A dog shakes his head and I’m supposed to accept that?!” the woman cries. “You’re going to have to do more than that to prove my poor parakeet is dead!”
The vet leaves momentarily and comes back with a cat. The cat hops up on the table and looks closely at the parakeet. After walking around it, she prods the bird a bit, then shakes her head and jumps off the table.
Finally, the woman is convinced. As she turns for the door, the vet announces that she owes him $400.
“$400?!” she asks. “How in the world is it that much just to tell me my parakeet is dead?”
“Well, it would’ve been a lot cheaper, but with that lab report and cat scan…”